Upcoming Events: 12.23.2016

December 20, 2016 |

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Celebrations at 5 or 10 pm
You are cordially invited to participate in a Jubilee! tradition…the Candlelight Communion Celebrations at either 5 pm or 10 pm on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th. Child care will be available at the 5 pm service for children who can walk to 6 years.  The Child Care Room for these children will open at 4:30 pm and will close at 6 pm. Come early for a good seat.

Only One Celebration on Christmas Day at 11:15 am
…It will be a party!
On Christmas morn, we’re having a party. And YOU are invited. Instead of our regular morning celebrations, we will celebrate Christ’s birth with a birthday party at 11:15 only!  You are invited to bring munchies and drinks to share.  You may wear party clothes or just come in your jammies and robe.  Jesus doesn’t care about what clothes you’re wearing. We will sing Christmas Carols and share what it means that Jesus is born. Party on, Jubilants!

Three Celebrations on New Year’s Day
…at 8:30.  9:45 & 11:15 am
Every seven years or so, Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Sunday.  So…What should we do?  Believing that not too many Jubilants are going to be “up and at ‘em” on that Sunday morning at 8:30 am, regardless, we have decided  to have an 8:30 am Celebration!  So…please join us at 8:30,  9:45 or 11:15 am.  The Nurture Program will be happening at 9:45 am for the youngest Jubilants.

New Year’s Day Bonfire
…Sunday, January 1st, 2017 at 5 pm
You are invited to attend the New Year’s Day Bonfire at Hanger Hall at 5 pm on Sunday, January 1st, 2017.   Howard’s home is located at 31 Park Avenue, North, Asheville, NC 28801.  We will sing, burn the Prayer Flags that hung in our Celebration Center during this past year, offer our hopes and prayers for the new year and enjoy the warmth of the fire and friends.

New Year…New Book!
Book Discussion Group resumes on Monday, January 9th at 1:30 pm
On January 9, we will begin discussion of Resilience from the Heart: The Power to Thrive in Life’s Extremes, by Gregg Braden.  From Amazon: “In this compelling revised edition of his book The Turning Point, best-selling author and visionary Gregg Braden merges his expertise in leading-edge science with present-day realities to reveal strategies for embracing stressful change in our lives.” Please join us!  Questions?  Call Diane DeWitt: 775-8775. Jubilee!’s Book Group meets every Monday at 1:30 in the Hospitality Room,. We always welcome new members.

Post-election Grief as Fuel for Positive Transformation
Monday, January 9, 7-9 pm
This two hour gathering/workshop will be a safe space for you to be where you’re at with what you’re experiencing about the U.S. election & world events, express what you’re feeling and needing, and learn how to process painful feelings in healthy ways. We will look at practices for greater self-care, self-compassion and forgiveness, and what grief may be calling you to be or do. $10-$20 suggested donation. 30% of proceeds will go to Jubilee. Facilitated by Barbara Brady – Life Coach, Spiritual Guide and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. You can email her with questions: barbara@mycoachbarbara.com

Talent Project $$$
If you have any Talent Project money to turn in, please place it in an envelope, mark it as “Talent $” and place it in the offering basket by Sunday, January 1, 2017.  We would like to get it into the hands of folks who need it. The dol-lars will be split with 40% going to the Eblen Foundation, 40% to Swannanoa Valley Christian ministries and 20% to the Heating Fund of Mountain Housing Opportunities.

Now More than Ever!
If you have completed your Commitment card, THANKS!  If not, we hope you will complete one this Sunday indicating your desire to support the ministries of Jubilee! Community in 2017.  In light of the election results, giving to helping agencies will probably be needed more than ever. Your giving  will make Jubilee!’s giving possible.

Write Your Prayers
…Let’s make 1000+ flags
Have you noticed a lack of color in  the Celebration Center rafters? That’s because the 950+ prayer flags have been taken down and released (burned), clearing the space for a new batch.  On Sundays January 21st and 28th, you will have an opportunity to add color and blessings by creating your prayers. We will also  need help stapling and hanging the flags after the 12:15 pm Celebration on both Sundays. Join in this Jubilee! tradition.

Congratulations!
The Western North Carolina Human Resource Association (WNCHRA) is pleased to announce current member and past-President (and Jubilant) Lynn Brailsford has been awarded the North Carolina Society of Human Resource Management (NCSHRM) Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes North Carolina Human Resources Professionals for their outstanding lifetime accomplishments and/or contributions. This award is given in recognition of service to the HR profession, leadership in the business community, and service to the civic community.  Lynn continues to serve on the Jubilee! Board and was Chair last year.

Seeds for Celebration Available
Hot off the press! Pick up a copy  in the Hospitality Room starting  Sunday, January 1st. The Seeds for Celebration  will tell you every thing you might want to know about our Celebrations for the Via Creativa which starts on Sunday, January 15th. The theme for the quarter is “Feel the Rapture.”  And, if you have a gift of music, poetry, dance or story to offer, email Howard at howardhangerhall@gmail.com. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Event of Transformation
…Tuesday,  January 10 @ 7:30 pm
Rob Wergin has extraordinary gifts, at a young age he was able to heal animals and communicate with spirits.  Then one day, he was hit by the ultimate “cosmic 2×4”and, he asked what his life was for and…HE HEARD THE ANSWER. Since then Rob has dedicated his life to being a vessel for Divine Light and Love. He has helped tens of thousands of people of all ages and religions.   Come join him in the Celebration Center for an evening of healing energy enveloping everyone in limitless, peace, and acceptance.  $20 at the door.